|Item Number:||114467 x|
|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
|Serial/Year:||22X,XXX - 1957|
|Features:||Automatic movement, domed acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown, no crown guards.|
|Case:||Excellent case that is possibly unpolished and has the original bevels still visible. The case back is stamped: III. 1958. Fat font bezel insert shows signs of wear consistent with age. Serial number has been partially rubbed off by bracelet endlinks due to wear consistent with age.|
|Dial:||Excellent, slightly tropical, glossy gilt dial with creamy yellow markers which are in excellent condition. The print on the dial is very sharp. Comes with original gilt hands which have aged slightly darker.|
|Bracelet:||Very good Rolex USA C&I rivet bracelet w/ 13 links. Bracelet has very light stretch for its age. Clasp is stamped 1-72|
|Box & Papers||Bob's Presentation Box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage Submariner comes with Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
The 5508 was launched in 1957 and is often referred to as the “small crown” or “small James Bond”. This was the last Submariner to offer a 100 meter depth rating and features a case with no crown guards which are a staple on all the modern professional models. Fitted with the Rolex caliber 1530, it offered improved reliability compared with its predecessor model – the reference 6536.
This timepiece has a case that is unpolished and the original bevels are still visible, making this a fantastic find! Another standout feature of this timepiece is its original, glossy, gilt dial with minute chapter ring that remains in great condition. The dial has aged to a slightly tropical color with creamy hour markers and has aged gold Mercedes hands as well. The bezel insert has beautiful age to it, complimenting the entirety of the watch. Rarely do we get the opportunity to offer you such an early example from the Rolex Submariner line. Pick it up today! If you have any questions contact Larry at Larry@bobswatches.com.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.